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One ESPN expert is sticking with Wright

Jay Wright has led Villanova to its first No. 1 ranking in school history, but only ESPN's Corey Alexander selects him for coach of the year. He also picked Wright in the preseason. Revised predictions


Joe Lunardi's Bracketology: No. 1 seeds

Kansas rises to a No. 1 seed, while North Carolina falls to a No. 2 seed in Lunardi's latest update. Here are his top seeds:

  • East: Villanova Wildcats
  • West: Kansas Jayhawks
  • South: Oklahoma Sooners
  • Midwest: Iowa Hawkeyes
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Villanova's Hart deserves Wooden Award consideration

The Wooden Award is still Buddy Hield's to lose, but with Villanova sitting atop the rankings, the Wildcats' best player -- junior guard Josh Hart -- shouldn't go unnoticed.

Bilas ranks Villanova high

The Wildcats are 14-3 against the BPI top 100, the best such record in the nation and two wins ahead of any other team. So do they make Jay Bilas' top three? You bet. Bilas Index: 1-68 (Insider)

Villanova handles DePaul in first game at No. 1 (0:50)
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College hoops Power Rankings: Nova's No. 1

The question has come up again, as it seemingly has all season: Who is No. 1? Our voters had a hard time -- again -- but eventually settled on Villanova. Power Rankings


No. 1 Villanova cruising past DePaul

The Wildcats are showing no jitters in their first game as the No. 1 team in the country, leading DePaul by more than 20 early in the second half. Follow live


Villanova cruises in first game as No. 1

The newly-appointed No. 1 rolled over DePaul tonight 86-59 with Josh Hart providing a game-high 18 points. The Wildcats are 11-1 in the Big East. Box score

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Bracketology: Top seeds unchanged

Even after losses by Oklahoma and North Carolina over the weekend, there is no change to Joe Lunardi's projected No. 1 seeds.

Villanova No. 1 first time in school history

The Wildcats jumped from No. 3 to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 after Oklahoma and North Carolina lost on Saturday. Maryland moved to No. 2, with Oklahoma at No. 3. A total of six schools got first-place votes this week.

This week's AP Top 25

  • 1. Villanova (32 first-place votes)
  • 2. Maryland (13 first-place votes)
  • 3. Oklahoma (7 first-place votes)
  • 4. Iowa (11 first-place votes)
  • 5. Xavier
Complete rankings


6 different teams get first-place votes

This is the first time 6 different teams received first-place votes in the men's college basketball AP poll since the Feb. 21, 2011, poll.

Team Stats

Points Per Game75.9121st
Rebounds Per Game36.6Tied-160th
Assists Per Game15.748th
Points Allowed61.08th

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